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July 27, 2011
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Asia tanker rates seen near 2-month lows
    Rates for crude tankers on key Asian freight routes are expected to hover near two-month lows as ample tonnage offsets support from the International Energy Agency's (IEA) decision not to release more oil from its stockpiles.
  • Baltic index falls for 12th day on vessel glut
    The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity transportation costs, slid for a 12th day in London because of a glut of iron ore carriers competing to transport the ingredient used to make steel.
  • Japan's corn imports seen falling 5%
    Japan, the world's biggest corn importer, may buy the fewest cargoes in a quarter century as concern about radiation-tainted meat curbs livestock production.
Strait Talk
  • It's something personal for the good captain
    OVER the years, this column has highlighted the continuing needless death toll in enclosed spaces on merchant ships. Together with lifeboat deaths in the same industry, enclosed spaces deaths are tragedies that just should not happen, and shipping can do something about it.
Shipping Times
  • Crash may undermine China's rail suppliers
    Chinese rail suppliers, who helped build the world's largest bullet-train network in less than a decade, may struggle to sell equipment overseas after two locomotives collided, killing at least 39 people.
  • Parallel import trade continues free fall
    The parallel import trade has slowed down to a snail's pace, with only 1,403 grey imports registered here from January to June 2011.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Asia tanker rates seen near 2-month lows
    Rates for crude tankers on key Asian freight routes are expected to hover near two-month lows as ample tonnage offsets support from the International Energy Agency's (IEA) decision not to release more oil from its stockpiles.
  • Baltic index falls for 12th day on vessel glut
    The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity transportation costs, slid for a 12th day in London because of a glut of iron ore carriers competing to transport the ingredient used to make steel.
  • Japan's corn imports seen falling 5%
    Japan, the world's biggest corn importer, may buy the fewest cargoes in a quarter century as concern about radiation-tainted meat curbs livestock production.
Strait Talk
  • It's something personal for the good captain
    OVER the years, this column has highlighted the continuing needless death toll in enclosed spaces on merchant ships. Together with lifeboat deaths in the same industry, enclosed spaces deaths are tragedies that just should not happen, and shipping can do something about it.
Shipping Times
  • Crash may undermine China's rail suppliers
    Chinese rail suppliers, who helped build the world's largest bullet-train network in less than a decade, may struggle to sell equipment overseas after two locomotives collided, killing at least 39 people.
  • Parallel import trade continues free fall
    The parallel import trade has slowed down to a snail's pace, with only 1,403 grey imports registered here from January to June 2011.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Asia tanker rates seen near 2-month lows
    Rates for crude tankers on key Asian freight routes are expected to hover near two-month lows as ample tonnage offsets support from the International Energy Agency's (IEA) decision not to release more oil from its stockpiles.
  • Baltic index falls for 12th day on vessel glut
    The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity transportation costs, slid for a 12th day in London because of a glut of iron ore carriers competing to transport the ingredient used to make steel.
  • Japan's corn imports seen falling 5%
    Japan, the world's biggest corn importer, may buy the fewest cargoes in a quarter century as concern about radiation-tainted meat curbs livestock production.
Strait Talk
  • It's something personal for the good captain
    OVER the years, this column has highlighted the continuing needless death toll in enclosed spaces on merchant ships. Together with lifeboat deaths in the same industry, enclosed spaces deaths are tragedies that just should not happen, and shipping can do something about it.
Shipping Times
  • Crash may undermine China's rail suppliers
    Chinese rail suppliers, who helped build the world's largest bullet-train network in less than a decade, may struggle to sell equipment overseas after two locomotives collided, killing at least 39 people.
  • Parallel import trade continues free fall
    The parallel import trade has slowed down to a snail's pace, with only 1,403 grey imports registered here from January to June 2011.

Sched Netweb site
  • Shandong Peninsula launches first ro-ro ship service to Kobe
  • Hainan province moved 6.1pc more cargo in first five months
  • Yunnan to spend US$77.4 billion in transport infrastructure construction
  • Samudera's Q2 profit rises to US$1.6 million
  • Occupational Safety Health Administration checked on double-stacked flat racks
  • Japanese earthquake-tsunami did not slow electronics supply chain
  • APMT Indonesia calls for greater port development
  • Air China Cargo makes maiden Chongqing to Chicago flight with IT load
  • Forward Air profit up 51pc to US$12 million, sales up to 8pc US$132.2 million
  • Southern Air opens Cologne office to expand into Western Europe

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Saudi Arabia wants piece of India's polypropylene market
  • Bengal Chamber's seminar on East Coast ports outlines wide-ranging vision
  • Dhamra port welcomes 'largest' bulk carrier
  • Disregarding labour unions protests, govt to corporatise ports
  • JSW Jaigarh Port highlights advantages to Kolhapur trade
  • Transporters to decide on agitation plan at TN meet
  • Govt mulling extra tax sops window for SEZ units
  • GST rollout at later date if April deadline not met: CBEC

International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • GEFCO Brazil implements tracking system
    The Brazilian subsidiary of GEFCO has implemented a transport management system (TMS) that is connected with an application for geographical tracing. In future they are going to im...
  • CN will start the work for the new intermodal facility at Conrich soon
    Canadian work will start shortly on its planned 243 ha intermodal facility at Conrich, Alberta, northeast of Calgary. The Logistics Park will have more than 185,000 sqm of warehous...
  • Rail link between Russia and Abkhazia opened
    A rail link between Russia and the Republic of Abkhazia is now open. Rail services between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia had been temporarily suspended in Feb...
  • Volkswagen Utility Vehicles achieves worldwide plus in deliveries
    In the first six months of the current year Volkswagen Utility Vehicles records further strong increases in delivery figures. Until the end of June the company had delivered 260,30...
  • Raben Logistics Germany expands location in Würzburg
    The transport and logistics provider Raben Logistics Germany , which belongs to the international active Raben Group, recently opened a new branch in Würzburg/Reichenberg (Germany)...
  • DB Schenker repositions domestic distribution in North America
    DB Schenker is going to reposition the domestic distribution business in the US, Canada and Mexico. This was decided by the board of directors of the US subsidiary Schenker, Inc. T...
  • Ruslan International loads 6.74 metre diameter bearing ring into An-124
    The Antonov An-124, best known for its long history of transporting challenging heavy- and outsize loads, has just carried a 6.74 metre bearing ring. The bearing ring, for a mining...
  • Swissport International appoints new EVP for Business Development
    Swissport International, the world's leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roman Hermann as the company's new Execut...
  • First departure from Le Havre of Hanjin's new Japan/Asia service
    Hanjin, among the six largest container lines of the world, is after several years again serving Japan. The first departure from Le Havre was on 15 July by «Orpheus» at the Quai ...
  • Shippers welcome reduction of sulphur in marine fuel, but "need more time"
    The European Shippers Council welcomes the recently adopted global IMO agreement regarding a reduction of sulphur in marine fuel for ships operating in the North Sea, English Chann...
  • Grimaldi awarded the new ferry terminal at the port of Barcelona
    The Grimaldi Group has been awarded a 15-year concession (renewable for another 7.5 years) of the new 60 000 sqare metre terminal "Muelle Costa" at the port of Barcelona,...
  • Southern Air operates B747 freighter for Saudi Cargo
    Southern Air Holdings Inc, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, and Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (SACC) have signed a definitive agreement under which Southern Air will operate one ...

Marine Logweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • Crowley names Cole Cosgrove VP of marine operations, liner services
  • Portland to have fastest fire and rescue response boat on Columbia River
  • Vice Admiral Peter Daly takes helm at U.S. Naval Institute
  • Dry bulk sector merger will see DryShips acquire OceanFreight
  • Zheijang Shipyard delivers first of 10 IMR vessels to Bourbon
  • Nam Cheong finds customer for three AHTS newbuilds

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • Jensen Maritime to design City of Portland fast fire boat
  • Port of Camas-Washougal turns down FAA funding
  • Port Metro Vancouver eyes plan to reduce truck traffic on VBC streets
  • Port of Tacoma taps Matthias as consultant for Alaska business
  • Change of command set for Coast Guard cutter MELLON

Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • Rise in shorter tanker voyages erodes daily earnings potential
    Vessel oversupply and record Asian newbuilding deliveries also stifle tanker returns
  • US oil stocks release boosts Caribbean aframax market
    Aframax tonnage in the Atlantic reduces as vessels are employed to ship US reserve barrels, supporting rate rise
  • All dry bulk carrier sizes to achieve similar returns in 2011
    Earnings for all four basic vessel sizes within a $3,000 range
  • The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
    The release of US Strategic Petroleum Reserve crude oil into the domestic market was part of the International Energy Agency's move to push stocks into the market to meet a shortfall in supplies caused by the cut in production from Libya
  • Dry bulk owners hit by plummeting Indian iron ore exports to China
    Rise in demand for India's steel industry drives drop of 20% in year to March
  • Warsash model fleet finds a new home at Timsbury
    As ships get bigger, shiphandling skills matter more than ever, and Warsash Maritime Academy's new training facility could prove highly beneficial
  • Hypocrisy of China's shipowners
    When shipping costs of iron ore rose, a lot of new Chinese shipping companies came into the business and ordered hundreds of bulk carriers with no charter cover
  • Sea-Land pioneered 'bridge forward' feedership design
    'New' Graig design poses similarities with 1960s Sea-Land version
  • Enigma of a financial crisis forestalled
    Banks avoided foreclosure during the worst of the financial crunch. But will it come back to haunt them?
  • Swaps loss impacts Danaos result
    Containership owner is still shaking off effects of major refinancing, but revenues surge 35%
  • Proof needed to invoke BIMCO radioactivity clause
    North of England P&I warns members to invoke clause only with evidence from official authorities
  • MEPs raise concerns over Liverpool cruise plans
    State aid would give unfair advantage to cruise terminal
  • DryShips to swallow OceanFreight in cash and stock deal
    Deal will give George Economou-led owner largest capesize fleet among listed peers
  • Uncertainty abounds over Iran shipments
    Constantly evolving sanctions add angst and paperwork to P&I workload
  • DFDS and Louis Dreyfus bid for SeaFrance
    Plan to merge cross-Channel ferry businesses into one operator
  • Contracts and the doctrine of estoppel
    Judgement in Ing Bank NV v Ros Roca SA shows importance of communication
  • Underwriters wait to see impact of IMO ship efficiency drive
    As long as vessels are not compromised on safety it is not the real concern of underwriters, but the industry will not welcome even more regulation that heightens liability
  • Singapore releases sustainability guidance, but urges compliance
    Bourse outlines reporting recommendations for key industries, including shipping
  • Mombasa port privatisation on hold
    Talks hampered by dockers' strikes over employment guarantees
  • Volumes surge at DP World
    Strong growth outside Europe boosts liftings
  • Scary assets
    Yangzijiang is a shipbuilder, not a hedge fund, and its involvement in complex 'held to maturity' financial instruments should be questioned
  • Seacor earnings dive as Deepwater Horizon clean-up winds down
    Second quarter net profit falls to $9m compared with $64m for the same period a year ago
  • Shippers call for lower rates in return for slow steaming
    BDP research shows that Europeans have felt greatest impact to levels of inventory
  • Slow steaming's challenges
    Even an improvement in schedule reliability might not save the box lines from a switch in supply chains away from Asian production to near-sourcing
  • National Container sets up its own rail freight provider
    New company will run block trains for St Petersburg box terminal, with similar links planned for Ust-Luga hub
  • Weak freight rates take their toll on boxship charter market
    More layups expected as fixtures and charter periods decline
  • Tanjung Pelepas container volume rises 16%
    Malaysian port easily outperforms Singapore in first half of 2011 and says momentum will continue
  • Nam Cheong seals $38m deal for three AHTs
    Shipbuilder wins order from newly-incorporated Singapore company Sentinel Marine


Fairplayweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • DFDS, LDA launch SeaFrance bid
    FRANCE'S Louis Dreyfus Armateurs said today it has submitted a joint bid with Denmark's DFDS for part of ailing ferry operator SeaFrance
  • Greeks seize 215 migrants
    GREEK coastguards have intercepted and rescued 129 migrants sailing in an overloaded catamaran off the West Coast
  • NOL shares fall on warnings
    SHARES of Singapore's NOL dropped today after securities companies predicted that the box carrier would incur higher 2Q2011 losses than predicted
  • Port internet services found lacking
    A QUARTER of ports surveyed by the International Committee On Seafarers' Welfare offer wireless internet for seafarers, the charity told Fairplay today
  • Emerging markets offer box 'bright spot'
    BOX CARRIERS are taking consolation in stable rates on emerging trades as Asia/Europe and trans-Pacific rates continue to slide, even in the traditional third-quarter peak season
  • Covenant risks heighten
    DEUTSCHE Bank analyst Justin Yagerman today graded down three drybulk stocks and warned that pressure from lenders could escalate
  • DryShips swoops on OceanFreight
    GEORGE Economou-led DryShips said today it will expand its presence in the largest bulker classes through a full takeover of OceanFreight
  • HCI confident on Beluga's restructuring
    THE CEO of German KG house HCI Capital told Fairplay the redeployment and restructuring of its multipurpose fleet after the Beluga bankruptcy is on track
  • DP World gains 11% in teu
    DP WORLD told NASDAQ Dubai today that it handled 11% more containers in this year's first half than in that period of 2010
  • NOL seen 'deeper into red'
    DBS VICKERS predicted that NOL would incur at least $50M in losses for 2Q2011 and that the share price would drop to S$1.25
  • Breaking even's even harder for VLCCs
    VLCCs delivered this year and in 2012 would need about $40,000 per day just to break even, Poten & Partners has warned
  • Xiamen to buy stake in container terminal
    XIAMEN'S port plans to buy part of a stake in Xiamen Songyu Container Terminal
  • Jasper terminal revived
    PLANS for the Jasper Ocean Terminal in South Carolina are back on course after project officials approved its fiscal 2012 budget, Fairplay has been told
  • Jurong makes auditor claim
    JURONG Shipyard, a subsidiary of Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine, is seeking arbitration against its former auditor, Ernst & Young
  • Hansen to join box-giant flotilla
    THOMAS Preben Hansen, CEO of RMT, told Fairplay today it plans to jump on the giant box ship bandwagon

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • Norfolk Southern Hikes Dividend 7.5 Percent
    Norfolk Southern Railway is increasing its dividend 7.5 percent to 43 cents a share. The large eastern-U.S. railroad on...
  • Higher Truck Sales Power Up Eaton Profit
    High demand for heavy trucks in the U.S. drove up sales and profit for drivetrain supplier Eaton in the second...
  • FedEx Absorbs Mexico's MultiPack, Distribution System
    MultiPack, formally Servicios Nacionales Mupa, has trucking, express package and warehousing operations across Mexico. FedEx last December announced plans to...
  • UPS Launches Cologne-Chengdu Weekly Service
    UPS began daily service from its major European hub in Cologne, Germany, to growing Chengdu, China, as the package-delivery giants...
  • Panama Begins Pouring Concrete for New Locks
    The contractor group that is building the new set of locks for the Panama Canal began permanent concrete work...
  • Truck Tonnage Index Rises 2.8 Percent
    For-hire truck tonnage rose 2.8 percent in June after falling a revised 2 percent in May, indicating that freight shipping...
  • Vitran Loss Deepens in Second Quarter
    Canadian less-than-truckload operator Vitran lost $2.3 million in the second quarter, despite a 23.1 percent increase in revenue to $208.9...
  • C.R. England Makes Management Changes
    Top executives are shifting jobs at truckload carrier C.R. England, with CEO Dean England taking the president's title from Chairman...
  • CIT Rail Orders 5,000 New Railcars
    Railcar fleet leasing firm CIT Rail ordered 5,000 hopper and tank cars for about $475 million, with production to be...
  • DFDS, Louis Dreyfus Jointly Bid for French Shipping Line
    Denmark's DFDS, northern Europe's largest short sea carrier, and French ship-owner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, on Tuesday launched a joint bid...
  • UPS Boosts Profit 26 Percent
    UPS reported a 26 percent profit increase to $1.7 billion in the second quarter, as the package-delivery giant grew...
  • Tacoma Container Traffic Down 11 Percent
    The volume of containers handled by the Port of Tacoma dropped by 11 percent in June compared to the same...
  • Danaos Trimmed Loss Sharply in Second Quarter
    Danaos, the Greek containership owner, reported a sharply lower second quarter loss compared to the same period a year ago,...
  • Japanese Ship Orders Sink 65.7 Percent
    Japanese export ship orders fell for the second straight month in June on a year-on-year basis, plunging 65.7 percent to...
  • Nehru Port Plans to Build Fifth Terminal
    India's Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva), which is struggling to cope with increased congestion, unveiled plans to build a...
  • DP Traffic Grew 11 Percent in First Half
    DP World said an 11 percent jump in container traffic in the first half of the year will deliver "significant...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • DP World sees an 11% increase in H1 11 throughput
  • Eredene still doing well
  • APL rate erosion continues
  • US debt limit crisis threatens the global recovery
  • APM T Apapa continues to spend

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • Genco beats bets
    Jewel of the Georgiopoulos shipping empire sparkles in the second despite substantial drop in quarterly profit.
  • Street scours DRYS swoop
    Analysts flag up family links and question if size will really matter for enlarged bulker owner after today's takeover.
  • SeaFrance in play
    Louis Dreyfus Armateurs links arms with Danish heavyweight in a bid to snap up assets from ailing ferry operator.
  • Navios escapes DB axe
    Deutsche Bank sings bulker blues while slapping sell tags on shares of Eagle Bulk, Excel and Genco.
  • Double downer for Shreyas
    Dry-docking costs and a higher fuel bill push Indian owner to a first quarter loss.
  • Opportunity knocks
    DryShips latest move offers opportunity to both buyer and seller in the deal.
  • No cape concern for DRYS
    George Economou-led firm has no fear about becoming the largest public capesize owner in the US in dire market, COO says.
  • OceanFreight a done deal
    George Economou's DryShips snaps up OceanFreight in $239m cash-and-stock deal.
  • CSDC on for $600m grab
    Hong Kong-listed owner wins approval for bond sale to fund newbuilding spree.
  • Profit up at Uljanik
    Croatian shipowner books a bumper first half profit despite weaker revenue.
  • Indian bulker attacked
    Pirates in four skiffs target SNP Shipping Services-managed vessel as spate of hits in the Southern Red Sea continues.
  • Attacks up in Asian waters
    Acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships off Asia continued to climb in the first half of 2011, says ReCAAP.
  • NAT mystified by slide
    Herbjorn Hansson-led tanker owner says its unsure why its shares slipped on huge volumes on Monday.
  • Strong start for DP World
    Mohamed Sharaf-led port giant says full-year profit target in sight after first-half throughput rises.
  • NOL shares take a dip
    Investors are not impressed by Neptune Orient Lines' fall in June sales.
  • Seacor earnings slump
    New York-listed owner's year on year performance sags without US Gulf cleanup work.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • August Cover Story
  • Access Pass August 2011
  • UPS 2nd quarter net income up 26%
    UPS reported on Tuesday second quarter net income of $1.06 billion, a 26 percent increase over the same period last year. Revenue was $13.19 billion in the quarter, 8.1 percent higher than the $12.2 billion earned in the second quarter of 2010. Th...
  • Europe/Asia rates drag APL revenue in June
    Singapore-based NOL, parent of liner carrier APL, said in an operational update that its container shipping revenue per 40-foot equivalent unit fell 13 percent in June compared to the same month in 2010. The carrier ascribed the fall in revenue to ...
  • CMA CGM adds Xiamen on Asia/Europe loop
    A CMA CGM loop between Asia and Europe has added a eastbound call at Xiamen, according to American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data.The line's 11-ship FAL3 service now has a rotation of Qingdao, Ningbo, Chiwan, Nansha, Yantian, Cai Mep, Port Kelang, ...
  • MOL (America) promotes Craig
    Craig Liner carrier MOL said Monday that Richard Craig, area operations vice president for MOL (America), has been promoted senior vice president of operations. Craig will be appointed to the MOL (America) executive committee and the MOL (Panama) b...
  • Crowley names Cosgrove VP marine operations
    Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed Cole Cosgrove to vice president of marine operations for the company's liner services groups. Cosgrove will be responsible for the marine operations of Crowley's Puerto Rico and Caribbean services fleet of four...
  • Southern Air gives lift to Saudi Airlines
    Southern Air Holdings and Saudi Arabian Airlines have signed an agreement under which Southern Air will operate one Boeing 747 freighter on behalf of Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. on an ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) basis. The plane w...
  • FedEx Express completes MultiPack buy
    FedEx Express on Monday completed the acquisition of Servicios Nacionales Mupa, S.A. de C.V., which strengthens its network in Mexico. "The acquisition of MultiPack further solidifies our long-term presence in the market," said Michael L. Ducker, ...
  • U.S. steps up fight against Khapra beetle
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it will enforce a federal quarantine order starting July 30 that restricts the import of rice into the United States from countries with known Khapra beetle infestations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's...

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 26, 2011
  • Star Reefers posts loss
    Rise of over 30% in Rotterdam bunker prices 'the single most important factor effecting the market'.
  • IMO's backing for EEDI will help South Korean shipyards
    Officials claim South Korea has the 'most advanced environment-friendly shipbuilding technology in the world.'
  • Bank wants 'leading role' in bunker sector
    National Bank of Fujairah 'in good shape to weather market conditions'.
  • Bunker prices in Asian ports lack direction
    Mixed demand at Asia's key bunkering hubs on Tuesday.
  • Japanese shipping company to build LNG powered car carrier
    Car carrier expected to cut NOX emissions by 80-90%.
  • Bominflot changes senior management
    Tino Kleinitz hands over responsibilities for bunker sales and supply to Rune Larsen.
  • Seacor net profits down 85% on year
    Inland river services division operating profit 'negatively impacted' by price of bunker fuel and flooding.
  • Berth congestion at Colombo
    Bunker deliveries proceeding as normal despite unloading delays.
  • Lukoil deploys renovated bunker tanker
    Renovations completed to comply with MARPOL requirements.
  • Rising bunker bills 'drastically' eroding profitability
    'Very little revenues left' for shipowners to meet obligations outside immediate operating costs, says shipbroker.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
››› File
Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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